Monthly Archives: June 2013

Obstructing the highway from inside a building

In addition to maintaining the Non-Stop Picket outside the South African Embassy, the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group frequently protested at the offices of South African Airways in Oxford Circus. A favourite tactic was to occupy the airways’ offices.  In … Continue reading

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Practices of solidarity: new paper accepted for publication

This week Helen and I have had a paper related to the Non-Stop Against Apartheid project accepted for publication in Antipode: a radical journal of geography. The paper is called “Practices of solidarity: opposing apartheid in the centre of London”.  Here’s … Continue reading

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How to get 100 people to a political meeting on a Friday evening

A couple of weeks ago I had promised to attend a political meeting on a Friday evening.  I didn’t.  The meeting seemed important, but at the end of a long working week, I just couldn’t face being sat in a … Continue reading

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Norma Kitson and creative innovations in British protest

Since writing last week’s blog piece about Norma Kitson and the accusations that she was “a difficult woman”, we have interviewed a number of other former Non-Stop Picketers.  One interview, in particular, offered a different perspective on Norma’s contribution to … Continue reading

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